January 26th, 2021
As the pandemic continues its course, a lot
of us are faced with a virtual workplace environment that is often set up at
your Spinnaker Bay apartment home. How exactly are you supposed to set up an effective home office? An effective work from home (WFH) space increases productivity. You need
the right height for your chair and desk and
positive energy surrounding your work environment with art and plants. Support
local businesses in Baltimore while improving your own WFH space with these
exciting office furniture and accessories.
Sandtown Furniture Co
Sandtown Furniture Co. began as a pile of discarded beams in West Baltimore, which eight
years later, became a team that stamped their name into the pieces of handmade
furniture. Sandtown values their relationships with customers. Their McHenry
Desk is made of solid steel angle iron, lightly sanded & clear-coated with
a pine desktop. The desk comes in two sizes and stains. Buy handmade furniture
from Sandtown for your WFH setup!
MiY Home is a company run by Michael and
Seth who live above their Fells Point store. They are available for any online
chat questions on their website and offer many unique desks, like the Sequel 20 Standing Desk and Sigma.
The Standing Desk is electronically height-adjustable and comes in walnut,
chocolate-stained walnut, or charcoal stained ash finishes. The Sigma desk has
a satin-etched glass work
surface that can be mounted on either the left or right side with a keyboard
drawer. MiY Home also makes desk chairs that feature adjustable seats, a removable headrest, and a choice of leather
or upholstered finishing. Their products are made just for you and your virtual
Casa began in 1999 in Fells Point and have specialized in gorgeous furniture pieces
crafted by artisans and woodworkers ever since.
Su Casa offers different types of desks and office chairs, as well as
storage areas, like cabinets and bookcases. They also have great Baltimore and
Maryland themed art¾perfect to hang behind you for all those Zoom calls! Su Casa is
dedicated to helping their customers and is sure to find the right work from
home office solution for you.
Distillery in Federall Hill was
started in 1998 by designer Karen Graveline with the mission to create a
completely original living space for customers in Baltimore. Their modern
furniture is sure to make your workday better. Check out sales on their Conrad
Desk, Junction Desk or Radius Task Chair. Design your own original WFH space
today with the help of Design Distillery.
Homebody General Store
Homebody General Store carefully creates handmade home and gift items with products that are
made by artists and ethically sourced from around the world. Buy their
notebook, the Seedlings Notebook Set for $16, which includes 1 blank notebook
and 1 lined notebook with 64 pages each banded together by plantable seed paper
packaging. Homebody General Store has all your general planning and organization
14 is a Baltimore row-house based company run
by Heidi, who made her way from Indiana to Baltimore. She uses recycled and
sustainable paper for her products like multi-purpose notepads for goals and
normal to-do lists. Notepads can be bought for $8 or $14. Make the 2021 virtual
workplace the one where you become the most productive with these Rowhouse 14
The mission of B Willow is to provide meaningful, insightful, and beneficial ways of
experiencing nature on a frequent basis. With a focus on Baltimore, they hope
to bring more nature into people’s homes, businesses, schools, and
organizations. Pick your favorite plant for your new desk, like a Potted
Succulent for $18. This succulent prefers full sign and watering when soil has
dried out completely and only needs to be taken care of minimally throughout
the year. Freshen up your workplace environment with a plant from B. Willow!
Tiny Dog Press
Tiny Dog Press products are designed by Kari Miller in Baltimore. Brighten up your work space with art for your walls like the Baltimore, Maryland Limited Edition Silkscreen Poster for $35. The poster is a four-color silkscreen that illustrates the Bromo Seltzer Tower, Domino Sugars sign, Thames Street, Patterson Park Pagoda and the infamous city benches. It is printed on a flat poster in either yellow, green, red or blue. Don’t forget to also buy coasters from Tiny Dog Press to keep your new desk safe from spills with their package of 5 Baltimore-themed coasters made of oil-based ink for $10. Buy local and be reminded of your wonderful Baltimore community while you’re at it!
We hope these items above find their way into your homes as you find the most effective way to increase productivity in a work from home environment. Don’t forget to continue to support local small businesses in Baltimore!